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  • Minnesota's Hockey Traditions Continue

    In honor of the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament, members of the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing and St. Paul-based 372nd Engineering Brigade, an Army Reserve unit also serving at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan organized and played in a hockey tournament over the weekend (Sunday, March 7th, 2010). The tournament was held on a concrete
  • 148th Fighter Wing Names New Command Chief

    The 148th Fighter Wing said goodbye to its former command chief master sergeant and welcomed her replacement during a Transfer of Authority ceremony held at the Duluth Air National Guard Base today. Chief Master Sgt. Michael D. Layman assumed command of the unit's highest enlisted position from outgoing Command Chief Jodi L. Stauber, who will soon
  • 148th Fighter Wing Will Get New Fighter Jets

    The 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. will receive Block 50 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft between mid-April to late-May 2010.The F-16s will be transferred to the 148th  from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany making the Duluth based fighter wing the first Air National Guard Wing to convert to the Block 50 aircraft from active duty Air Force.  The newer
  • The 148th Fighter Wing Goes to Hawaii

    The 148th Fighter Wing, from Duluth Minnesota, deployed 113 members to Hickam Air Force Base in Oahu, Hawaii. They were deployed to participate in the training operation called Sentry Aloha with the 199th Fighter Squadron, which flies F-15's. This opportunity was unique in that the 148th has been able to fly and train with dissimilar aircraft. Most
  • 1st Air Force selects 148th Fighter Wing member as its First Sergeant of the Year

    Master Sgt. Michael Hawkinson, of the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn., was announced as the 1st Air Force First Sergeant of the Year for 2009. Every year, this prestigious award is conferred on individuals selected from a pool of candidates from throughout the Air Force who have already been selected as First Sergeant of the Year for their
  • 148th Earns Outstanding Unit Award

    The Chief of the Air National Guard, Lt. Gen. Harry "Bud" Wyatt has announced that the 148th Fighter Wing earned the 2009 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA) for its accomplishments from November 1, 2008 to October 30, 2009. The AFOUA is awarded annually to 10% of Air Force units which have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious
  • 148th Fighter Wing earns top Family Readiness Award

    The Family Readiness Group at the 148th Fighter Wing (FW), Minnesota Air National Guard has been awarded the Department of Defense Family Readiness Award for 2009. The Family Readiness Award recognizes the top unit in each of the seven reserve components - Army and Air National Guard, Army and Air Force Reserve, Navy and Marine Reserve and Coast
  • 148th Civil Engineers Depart for Afghanistan

    Family and friends gathered on a chilly Duluth morning to say good-bye to the first wave of civil engineers who are departing for the 455th Air Expedition Wing at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The civil engineers will be deployed for approximately 6-months. They plan to build and repair roads and airfield surfaces as well as maintain buildings and